Roger Goodell to hold press conference Friday afternoon

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White House tells NFL to 'get a handle' on domestic violence
Friday September 19th, 2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be speaking publicly at 3 p.m. on Friday to talk about the league’s recent domestic violence issues. He has not spoken about the issue for more than a week. 

Critics have urged Goodell to address the topic after a series of domestic violence and child abuse cases have made the news. 

• White House: NFL should have 'zero tolerance' for domestic violence

Goodell had previously been criticized for initially giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension for punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The NFL suspended Rice indefinitely after a video of Rice and Palmer surfaced. 

Goodell announced earlier Friday that all NFL personnel will have educational sessions on domestic violence and sexual assault within the next 30 days.

• BRANDT: Blame for Rice situation goes beyond just Goodell

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